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  • New England Gentleman [Object]

    Among the most celebrated of American folk painters, John Brewster Jr. (1766-1854) was his own greatest creation. The son of a prominent doctor in Hampton, Connecticut, Brewster was born profoundly...

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  • La Nuova Francia (New France) [Object]

    The first printing of this black and white woodcut map of early New France (now part of Canada) appeared in Ramusio’s 'Delle navigationi et viaggi' (Some Voyages and Travels) in...

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  • Tree of Life Quilt [Object]

    Machine-pieced blocks (11½ in square) with pine tree design are set on point and alternate with plain white blocks. Four alternating borders (each 1 in wide) of red and white...

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  • Bird of Paradise Coverlet [Object]

    This blue and white coverlet has been made with a double weave. The pattern, therefore, shows true on both sides but in reverse colours; white on blue background and blue...

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  • Emma Thompson [Object]

    Sturtevant J. Hamblen was born into a family of decorative painters in Maine. Three of his brothers listed themselves in business directories as ‘House, sign and fancy painters’ but Sturtevant...

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  • Wool Appliqué Quilt [Object]

    Heavy quilt pieced with narrow strips of blue wool, which slightly overlap and thus create a ribbed effect. Flowers, birds and other motifs have been appliquéd in wool, with embroidery...

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